franz rolls to birthday (cup)cakes


I am super tempted to write about the weather.. again! Simply because I can’t believe how beautiful it is today. Well, after I woke up my first thought was I need to see a doctor, because there is something wrong with my vision. Everything was so foggy that I could barely see the houses on the other side of the street.. now the sun is shining and I see all the houses. My eyes are fine πŸ™‚
Ok, I really need to stop talking about the weather, ’cause you guys will say this is grandma talk. I am not old enough to be a grandma πŸ™‚ Although.. technically I am old enough to be a grandma…if I had a kid with 16 and she or he would have a child now.. scary thought somehow πŸ˜‰ I bet there were women in my family, who became grandmothers in their thirties.. like 100 years ago. Good it didn’t become some sort of a family tradition πŸ˜‰
Talking about kids… getting kids… birthdays.. πŸ˜‰
Yesterday I was visiting a friend for her birthday. Of course, I didn’t only bring a present, but also a cake. Since she is not one of those people, who has a very sweet tooth, I was thinking about the kind of cake I could make. Last week, when she visited me one night, I gave her those “franz rolls” and she really seemed to like them. Therefore, I thought it might be a good idea to make a cake with cinnamon rolls. I used the same recipe you find in my last post, but changed the shape. Instead of making two rolls out of the dough and cutting them into small pieces, I made one bigger roll and the pieces were thicker too. I arranged the cut rolls in a circle and put one into the middle. It looked like a nice cinnamon flower πŸ™‚ I had four or five rolls left and put them into a muffin pan, making cinnamon-roll-cupcakes πŸ™‚ Yummyyyyy!!!


I just wanted to show you two alternatives to my last recipe.
Because the pieces are a little bigger, you might need to bake them 5 to 10 minutes longer than the small ones. Just try it out. When you realize the rolls are getting brownish, take them out and let them cool a little.
I glazed the cake with a mixture of milk, powdered sugar and some cinnamon. Apply it when the rolls are still a little warm.
For the “cupcakes” I just used powdered sugar.



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